Chattanooga, Tennessee: Muffler Man - NASCAR Pit Crew Member

The big fiberglass guy clutches a tire and a cartoon wrench as he services a go kart track.

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Sir Goony Paintball Giant.

Paintball Muffler Man

We went to Sir Goony's Golf in Chattanooga, TN in search of their Muffler Man, and were surprised to see it wasn't out front as reported in Roadside America. Undaunted, we went inside and asked the kid working the counter, "Where's your big man statue? The one with the hands that look like this?" (and we did the muffler man hands impression). After giving us a reeeeally strange look, he paused in thought, and suddenly we saw a twinkle in his eyes. "Oh, him," he said, "he's lying down on his back out by the paintball area. He's our 'Paintball Guy' now."

We went out back, and sure enough, there he was, a Muffler Man lying on his back, with a plastic garbage bag over the top half of his face, burlap squares for "eye-holes", and splattered with paintball rounds. Yes folks, he's been hit with paintballs, and he's down. But he's still there. Go check him out. We enjoyed the rare view up inside the hollow of the MM. But hopefully they'll have him back on his feet again, presumably with a big paintball gun in his hands.

Incidentally, the "goony golf" course at Sir Goony's is, in and of itself, a worthy Roadside America destination for their gigantic, nightmarish, slightly-weathered fiberglass creations, many of which are motorized. They've got a giant vampire head, an albino Buddha with light-bulb eyes, a dinosaur with a cave-man on a string, and too many other freaky creations to name.

[Tony & Kimberly Paglia, 09/29/2002]
Muffler Man

I don't know if it is still there, but as of a year or two ago, Goony Golf in Chattanooga, TN had a Muffler Man as an obstacle in their miniature golf course. Anybody know if he's still there?

[Michael Rudy, 03/12/1999]

There's a Sir Goony Golf at 5918 E Brainerd Road in Chattanooga.

Muffler Man - NASCAR Pit Crew Member

Sir Goony Golf

5918 E. Brainerd, Chattanooga, TN
E. Brainerd Rd exit off I-75 in Chattanooga. Be sure to look to your right immediately off the road for the Dragon Dreams Museum (an unconnected site). Travel approximately 2-4 miles where E. Brainerd merges with Brainerd Rd. then look on the left hand side of the road for a big fiberglass giraffe. That's the current entrance to Sir Goony Golf.
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